What is Keto?
What Is Keto?
The ketogenic diet, or keto, is a very low-carb, moderate-protein, and high-fat diet that allows the body to fuel itself without the use of glucose or high levels of carbohydrates. When the body is in short supply of glucose, ketones are made in the liver from the breakdown of fats through a process called ketosis. (Please note this differs from ketoacidosis.) With careful tracking, creative meals, and self-control, this diet can lead to weight loss, lower blood sugar, regulated insulin levels, and controlled cravings. When you eat a very high-carb diet (pizza, pasta, pastries),your body takes those carbs and turns them into glucose to power itself. When you cut out the carbs, your metabolism burns fat instead. Typically, a ketogenic diet restricts carbs to 0–50 grams per day.